Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a great day. I had a pretty busy morning. My Sarah had a dental appointment to which I accompanied her for moral support. And then we headed out to do a little shopping. I need one or two tidy outfits for a couple of very important meetings in the near future. I hate clothes shopping. I would much rather be sewing or designing a new project!
I have a little sewing related progress to show you …..
These are the latest Quilts on the Grow blocks which I pieced over the last couple of days. At the moment I’m trying another way of piecing the blocks by piecing the hexagons in batches and then adding the background frame and wadding in batches as well. I think it will work better than finishing a whole block before moving on to the next. This means that I can do a bit of piecing, then a bit of cutting and then a bit of joining. Varying the tasks will keep me interested.
Let’s talk about UFOs. I think I have plenty of UFOs dotted around the house. Many of my UFOs are simply small pieces of work created using new-to-me-techniques. In my old age, I think it’s important to learn something new every day. The only problem is quite often life gets in the way! So many of these UFOs get filed away until such time as I have a spare afternoon and enough energy to finish them up. I do think that anything you start is worth finishing even if it’s only to experience a new technique. I think many things in day to day life are like that too. If you have the courage to start something you should find the courage to finish it. Don’t be a coward and hide away from difficult situations, face them head on. So get your UFOs out of that box. You know that box that sits so far under your bed that you can’t actually reach it. Make the effort to get that box out and work out how to tackle the project, finish it off and be proud of yourself.I’m so glad that there isn’t a space under my bed because that’s one less place to hide UFOs!!!
Before the day was over and as I still had time leftover before it was time for me to make an evening meal, I disappeared into my sewing room to load another Quilts for Comfort charity quilt top. This one will be suitable for a young man. I’m going to use white thread and a non-girly quilting design. I have some interesting quilting designs suitable for male quilts.
It’s been another great day in my little world. I seem to be ending each day on a high note lately. I’m not sure if it’s my positive attitude to life that’s helping or perhaps my expectations aren’t so great lately, but I am surfing from one day into the next with a pretty good sense of accomplishment. Having said that, I have a few interesting plans for the future. And as big dreams don’t cost anything, perhaps I should set my sights a little higher.
So for this evening, this very happy and ambitious longarm quilter will be working on another Quilts on the Grow block. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something seasonal. Until your read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥